As Director of Strategy and Transformation, Ellen has a strategic role to transform and re-design services to ensure they are fit for the future. Her team uses a clinical programme approach to commissioning, which provides a transparent framework and clear methods for understanding what matters to the population and to patients. It involves redesigning patient pathways, focussing on prevention, integrated person-centred pathways and independent living. It also drives clinical changes informed by best practice, opportunities for change and innovative thinking. Integral to Ellen’s role is working closely with colleagues across the health and social care community and listening to what is important to patients and the public.
Ellen has worked for the NHS since 2003, holding a variety of senior positions in commissioning and provider organisations spanning service redesign, assurance, contracting, operational management and strategic planning roles. She holds a masters in Health Economics and Policy and is currently studying for a PhD part time in Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy. Prior to working in the NHS Ellen was a civil servant in the Cabinet Office and has also worked in the private sector in the financial services industry.